Poster Symposium


Benefits of participating

Student poster presenters at WSTS will gain valuable statewide exposure for their research. WSTS is historically attended by more than 200 UW System faculty, administrators, business leaders and community members, and this year is expected to be the biggest yet.

Beyond the opportunity to network and collaborate with the brightest minds in the Badger State, student presenters will also compete for multiple cash prizes and the chance to list award-winning research on their resumes.

Scholarships to cover the cost of the conference, including registration and dormitory-style lodging are available for any UW student wishing to attend WSTS and/or present their research.

Register now for the opportunity to showcase your research to faculty, administrators, community members and fellow students from across the UW System. The deadline for submissions is July 8, 2019.

Cash Prizes

First Place: $250
Second Place: $150
Third Place: $100

How to submit your poster

  1. Register for WSTS
  2. On the registration form, indicate you would like to submit a poster and upload a 1/2 page abstract briefly explaining your research topic
    • Please include the names of everyone who worked on the project, as well as your faculty mentor, in your registration. Each student who would like to present or attend WSTS should fill out a separate registration form, but only one student from each research team should submit a poster.
  3. Bring your printed poster with you to WSTS the morning of July 22. Posters can be a maximum of 42 x 46 inches.

Click here for more information on poster submission guidelines and judging criteria.

Tips for presenting your poster

  1. Bring your printed poster with you to WSTS the morning of July 22. Posters can be a maximum of 42 x 46 inches.
  2. Poster and Innovation Showcase presenters can arrive at 7:30 a.m. for poster and showcase set up. Presenters may set up throughout the day if it is before the 3 p.m. poster and innovation session. Please ask one of the WiSys team members (wearing a green “staff” ribbon) if you need assistance. Please leave your poster up for the entirety of the conference.
  3. Read the poster judging rubric. Student presenters will be eligible for one of three cash prizes, as well as the Robert R. Wise award for the poster demonstrating the most commercial relevance.

Click here for more information on poster submission guidelines and judging criteria.